Data collections

BGS Information Hub

BGS Maps Portal

Scanned records

Open access to a number of our digital scan collections, including borehole log scans and published maps.

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BGS photo collections

Photographs and images

Open access to a number of our photo collections, including petrological thin sections.

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NGDC data search

Deposited data

Discover data that has been ingested by the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) and the National Geological Repository (NGR).

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We have a considerable amount of data held in our archives and data collections. Much of this information has been indexed and databased allowing you to search, view and download our data collections online.

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Fossil bivalve specimen


Databases and records of the terminology used within the BGS

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NGDC deposit data

Data catalogue

Browse and search for BGS datasets within our Data Catalogue. Discover, browse, and query metadata about BGS datasets, data services and NGDC deposited datasets.

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Free-to-view publications produced by the BGS and other bodies whose responsibility was later taken over by the survey.

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We have a wide range of licensed geoscience data. The datasets range from the geological data family (BGS Geology) to offshore data, ground stability datasets and 3D models.

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